Nike Named Most Valuable Sports Brand By Forbes

October 7th, 2011 by | 16 comments


forbes nike most valuable brand Nike Named Most Valuable Sports Brand By Forbes

Greatness never goes by un-recognized; Nike has just been named the most valuable sports brand in the world by Forbes magazine, trailed by ESPN, adidas, and Sky Sports. Nike, built on sports performance, heritage, and technology, attributes its 40% growth from 2010 to its global presence, with more than 58% of its profits last year coming from outside of the United States. Nike also boasts some of the most valuable athletes in the world, claiming six of the top ten sports athlete brands – athletes like LeBron James, Tiger Woods, and Roger Federer. Check out the lists of the most valuable sports brands and athletes below and head to Forbes to check out the entire article.

The top ten sports business brands:

  1. Nike – $15 billion
  2. ESPN – $11 billion
  3. Adidas – $5 billion
  4. Sky Sports – $3 billion
  5. Gatorade – $2.5 billion
  6. Reebok – $1.5 billion
  7. Under Armour – $1.0 billion
  8. EA Sports – $625 million
  9. YES Network – $600 million
  10. MSG – $500 million

The top ten sports athlete brands:

  1. Tiger Woods – $55 million
  2. Roger Federer – $26 million
  3. Phil Mickelson – $24 million.
  4. David Beckham – $20 million
  5. LeBron James – $20 million
  6. Kobe Bryant – $14 million
  7. Maria Sharapova – $9 million
  8. Dale Earnhardt Jr. – $9 million
  9. Cristiano Ronaldo – $8 million
  10. Shaun White – $7 million
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15 comments
Your mom
Your mom

Another important part of American imperialism. Cause massacring the poor and helpless isn't enough...

Icy Mike - God's Son
Icy Mike - God's Son

Wow Nike made 18.1 billion in 2010 alone. I wonder how much of that is attributed to the reemergence of the Air foamposite one and Air foamposite pro? And nike is going up on the prices of ones and pros from $200 to $225. Also does anyone know if the total air foamposite max white is re-releasing in 2012?

pull_a_Fredo
pull_a_Fredo

Foams probably account for less than .001% of that 18.1 billion, man. Nike makes their killing on so much more than the expensive shoes featured on sneakernews and the like.

diesel
diesel

at the end of the day this is what its all about.....$$$$$$$.....nike could give a f**k less about quality or the people! I read in a article nike is trying to be 30bil company in the next couple yrs....know what that means.....even more PRICE HIKES!!!!!!!!

FscottJ54
FscottJ54

Daaaaaamnnn they not even close to Tiger 55million WOW......BUT you gatta wonder how much of that comes out for child support and alimony

missunderstood
missunderstood

oh yeah and that's why we're paying $160 for shoes, to give lechoke and that cheater 75 million combined

John Huey
John Huey

Not really surprising since their signature sneakers retail for $140+ Greatness Greed never goes unrecognized

debez
debez

new balance>nike thats the way i see it nb at least makes pairs in the us that being said dunks are still my favorite shoe comfort wise nb has great uppers but their soles are too cushioned for me

jdub800
jdub800

I dunno if u have bought a pair of new balance lately but 90 percent of it is from china moron

bammin
bammin

they still have u.s. made pairs you idiot, unlike nike.

golf sucks
golf sucks

golf isn't a sport

JoseKingOfChicago
JoseKingOfChicago

Nike should thank Jordan for their success.. Nike was nothing until MJ signed with them.

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